Jonathan Franzen says his British publisher screwed up, printing an early draft of 'Freedom'

Jonathan Franzen reportedly told an audience in London last night that his British publisher, HarperCollins, printed the wrong computer file instead of his final draft. The company—which is disputing the error—is nonetheless reprinting the book, with new editions available on Monday.


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  • Rock Golf

    Ironically, the new version will be called “The Corrections”.

    (I expect maybe 5 people will get this.)

    • crispy

      Even more ironically, it will be a better book!

      (Oh come on, I’m sure there are more than five of us)

      • Rock Golf

        Well, you make a grand total of 1.

    • Mr. Holloway

      LOL, well done!

  • sock monkey

    Oh yes, new editions reprinted with that lovely (cue sarcasm) Oprah Pick sticker. Please… he just didn’t want to admit that sales have been sluggish without her seal of approval. Too many people need to be told what to read these days and all they look for is that d@mn sticker.

    • Love monkey

      I don’t think Oprah carries much weight with BRITISH book purchasers.

    • Rheyn

      In the US at least, FREEDOM was already a best-seller before it became an Oprah pick. Having TIME and practically every critic under the sun give it a glowing review/push helped it out of the gate well enough I imagine.

  • dee123

    Considering the hype around her Aussie visit i think that Oprah has fans all over the world.

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